Get this: the all-new Mantra 102 marks the sixth (6!) iteration of the now-legendary Mantra name. And it's seven if you include the touring-oriented V Werks Mantra. If the uber-successful Mantra M5 was Avengers: Infinity War, the Mantra 102 may be Endgame. It takes the Titanal Frame technology Volkl introduced in that M5 and builds it into a bigger, badder all-mountain superhero with a mean streak for powder...in all its glorious or heavy/chopped forms. Where the new Mantra strikes out in its own direction is with the addition of a 3D Radius Sidecut, similar to the redesigned Kendos. This tech allows the Mantra 102 to easily vary its turn shapes and lengths, translating to all kinds of all-mountain versatility. Think of this functionality like zip-off shorts, except your kid won't scoff every time you wear them. Junior won't be able to keep up. Similar skis: Fischer Ranger 102 FR, Nordica Enforcer 104 Free, Kastle FX106 HP.